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. tickets are being sold in 42 states, including areas hard hit by sandy where folks would be happy to cash in on that to get a new start. rick leventhal joins us live in island park new york. good morning, rick. >> reporter: we are outside pop's wine and spirit. it was swamped by sandy. their lottery machine isn't working at the moment. no lines, no waiting. nick is going to punch me out a ticket. how is business since you got your machine up and running? >> about normal, actually. >> but a lot of folks in your area probably need this money more than most. >> a lot of people. >> do you expect to see some lines today? >> i think we'll. >> is that my ticket? this could be the one. nick says he wants to split this with me if i win. martha: you know, talk to me about this. the area -- a lot of people have been suffering. and also everybody across the country seems to be look for a win in this thing. >> you know, as the jackpot grows, the number of people playing grows. they sold $300 million worth of tickets since saturday's drawing. so the prize keeps getting bigger. the states that don't hav
to survive hurricane sandy and was picked out in new jersey and had to tie it up quickly right before the storm hit to protect it from the storm because they didn't want to have to pick out a new tree. it survived, of course, sitting here and it'll be later on this evening. we had a messy day yesterday. wasn't pretty, the airports had problems too. now as we go throughout the day it's cold in the wake of the norm. for the tree lighting it will be chilly. windchill, 32 and we will see the temperature itself somewhere right around 39. as far as the roads go after that little snow and rain yesterday, secondary roads could have a minor issue but later no problems at the airports. no travel issues whatsoever, we'll see highs in the 40s all through the northeast. rest of the country looks chilly. windchills cool seeing them around the rest of the nation especially in the midwest in the teens. even texas a little cold but the big weather story over the next three days if you are traveling to the west coast, you're not going to see typical west coast weather. it is going to be very cold over
. if we didn't get the message after sandy that our infrastructure is part of national security when you saw how the power outage -- we lost power on our farm for almost two weeks. those things go right to the heart of what keeps this country strong. we need to be competitive and all those feed into national security. so it makes it even more important that our representatives here in washington actually step up and say we have our important things that we believe in very deeply and we're not going to give up on the very basics but we understand we have a bigger job and that's to ensure that the united states is on a good, strong fiscal path because that affecting everything. >> i'm not feeling super hopeful about that. i'm not a cynical person but you have the tax thing and the entitlement/spending thing. and as much as people seem to be talking about working together, ultimately they seem to, maybe even especially on the entitlements thing, they don't want to put something on the table. they don't really want to give. how do you envision the solving of this issue? >> we've done it in t
should note is that the devastating impact of hurricane sandy is still being felt by families all across new york, new jersey, parts of connecticut, we are very pleased that under the leadership initially of janet napolitano and fema, but now shaun donovan heading up the task force, we're focusing not only on recovery, but now on rebuilding. and making sure those communities come back stronger than ever, people get the help they need. so that will be an important topic because it is really going to be an interagency concern. second thing that we'll be talking about obviously is what is on the minds of a lot of american families across the country, that is making sure we get this fiscal cliff dealt with, and that middle class taxes don't go up. i already spoke extensively about that today. i'll just repeat, there is no reason why taxes on middle class families should go up. it would be bad for the economy, it would be bad for the families. the fact it would be bad for the world economy. and i think it is very important we get that resolved and i am very open to a fair and balanced approac
now returning the favor. 40 new orleans firefighters are headed to areas destroyed by sandy that will spend two weeks helping the fire department of new york clean houses and if need be, fight fires. >> we want to inspire these guys, like they inspired us when we saw coming down here. >> there is hope. you can rebuild and you can come back. i'm speaking from experience, unfortunately. i lost my house in katrina and again recently in hurricane isaac. >> steve: southwest airlines heard about it and offered to fly all the firefighters to new york for free. >> brian: college in north carolina could be heading to court after taking the christmas out of christmas trees. yep. the alliance defending freedom group turning to sue western piedmont community college accusing them of violating the first amendment right. students submitted an announcement for their christmas tree sale. but when posted on-line, it was changed to holiday trees instead. the school apparently says it can't market the sale as a christian event. >> gretchen: one student may want to study the next time a science
off from their jobs. the popular national monument suffered damage from superstorm sandy and are closed at least through the end of the year. possibly much longer. you were just there. >> i'm actually headed there again tomorrow, so i'll bring you the aftermath of that, as well. >>> so after biting the hand that feeds him, millions upon millions of dollars, the actor angus t. jones, the kid from "two and a half men" is saying sorry, sort of. in an online individual yoi, jones who recently joined an evangelical christian church called the sitcom filth and told viewers not to watch it. now, he's out with this statement, saying in part, quote, i apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues, and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which i have been blessed. i never intended that. and now former co-star charlie sheen, remember him, who was fired from the show, is weighing in, as well, in a statement through his publicist saying, quote, it is radically clear to me that the show "two and a half men" is cursed.
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